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How to Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale Characters

Jenna Jameson
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Jenna Massoli

a.k.a Jenna Jameson, Jennasis. The birth name of the adult entertainment industry's Jenna Jameson. She spent most of her life running wild with her brother, Tony. Her mother died before her third birthday. Her grandparents, on her mother's side, had abandoned her, Tony and her father. She later realized they abandoned them because she reminded them too much of her mother. She put herself through pageants and went all the way to the national level, winning titles wherever she went. She was shy, but when on stage became a very different person. She met her Jack when she was sixteen years old. She became dependent on him for emotional support that he could not give her. He got her addicted to Methamphetamine, and started her in stripping. Many of her decisions from that point on were because of him. Some of the decisions were good and others were bad, but they all stemmed from the mistakes she made during that time. She eventually got into soft-core and then hard-core adult films. She came successful and opened her own company with her boyfriend, and eventual husband, Jay. She got herself cleaned up and created the life she had dreamed about as a child from the darkness that took over her early adult years.

Jennasis

a.k.a. Jenna Massoli, Jenna Jameson. It was the name she used as a dancer.

Jenna Jameson

a.k.a. Jenna Massoli, Jennasis

Rodney Hopkins

He was part of the production crew for Wicked and also worked as a photographer. He became Jenna's first husband. He belittled her and lowered her self-esteem because he thought she was too good for him. When she finally left him, he realized that he had made a mistake, and tried to get her back. He regretted the way he treated her, but she felt he got what he deserved. He continued to work for Wicked and make many movies. He directed her last film for Wicked, and continued working there afterward.

Jack

The first man Jenna lived with when she left her father's house. He introduced her to the world of tattoos, drugs and adult entertainment. He was raised by Preacher and never said a negative word against Preacher or tried to stop his actions. He left her for dead at their apartment. He called her while she was getting clean and begged her to come back to him, but she refused. He went to see her perform one night when she was in Las Vegas. Jenna agreed to go to lunch with him, but felt nothing. He never truly got over her. He ended up moving to Mexico, his hair white, and his hands shaking so much he could not hold a tattoo gun.

Jay

Jenna's current husband. He started out in the business as an investor, and he wanted learn about film making, so he started working for the crew. He eventually was offered a job managing a studio. When the studio owner retired, he was given the studio. He retired several years later. He stood by Jenna for a year, while she lived on Vicodin, alcohol and sleeping with everyone. He refused to let her go. He knew she was the one he would be with all his life. Once they finally got together, he helped give her the strength to leave Wicked Productions and create Club Jenna. He is her biggest fan and supporter. He was the one that showed Jenna unconditional love. He has made her understand what love truly is and will continue to show her.

Jordan

He was a Colombian that she met in Miami. He was shy and still lived with his parents when he met Jenna. She terrified him, because he had only been with three women in his life, and she was very different from the others. He is the reason she decided to move to Miami. He became her manager, also know as a suitcase pimp. He deflated her self-esteem and caused her problems with her career. It was not until he blew up at her during a dancing engagement that she realized that she did not want to be with him, that she was not in love with him. He was a temporary escape. After Jenna broke up with him, he continued to work for and date girls in the adult film industry.

Joy King

Joy had come into the business by accident. She had been hired by a company to work in the accounting department of their children's films, and was eventually transferred to the adult film department. The company she was working for was slowing losing money and Steve Orenstein asked her to come to Wicked to work with the Adam & Eve mail-order company, on commission, and to do marketing and public relations. She took Jenna and got her face into the mainstream. Although she was initially disappointed with Jenna, once they talked and she got to know her, she knew marketing Jenna would be easy. They became fast friends to this day. She did not want Jenna to leave Wicked, but would not stand in her way either.

Steve Orenstein

Founder and owner of Wicked Productions. He had been in the distribution part of the business for over 13 years before he decided to start Wicked Productions. He wanted to create high-end couples movies and be proud of each one. His first star was Chasey Lain. Her first movie with Wicked was a success and helped put Wicked on the Adult film industry map. He signed Jenna to a one-year contract and helped her achieve the fame she wanted in the adult film industry. He helped her achieve fame, but left her when she left him during her Vicodin induced hiatus. He signed girls without her knowledge and approval. However, when she came to him about leaving, he gave his blessing and wished her luck with her new company.

Andrew Blake

Soft-core porn movie producer. He produced Jenna's first adult film.

Cliff

A college boy that took Jenna's virginity at 15-years-old

Lyle Danger

Another newcomer. His first film with Jenna was for Heatwave called Silk Stockings. He eventually became addicted to everything from steroids to methamphetamine. He became angry at the world. He date Jenna's friend, Nikki, for a while as well.

Larry Massoli

Jenna's father. He had the responsibility of two children, Jenna and Tony, upon the death of his wife. He was never at home. He threw himself into his work, and allowed the children to run wild.

Selena Massoli

Jenna's sister-in-law, wife of Tony.

Tony Massoli

Jenna's brother and accomplice in many adventures during their early childhood. As a teenager and young adult, Jenna cut him out of her life when he stole her stash of methamphetamine. He married Selena and they had a son named Gage.

Matt

Jack's friend. He knew what Preacher had done to Jenna and so many others. He also helped Jenna get to her father when she was at her worst.

Michael

Nikki Taylor's brother. Jenna dated Michael for a while after she moved out of Nikki's house.

Opal

Preacher's live-in girlfriend, which had taken his wife's place and run his wife away. She worked at the Crazy Horse Too with Jenna. They were never friends, in fact Opal made Jenna's life miserable at the club, until Vanessa showed up.

Jennifer Parke

Worked at the Crazy Horse Too with Jenna, and became Jenna's first girlfriend. She introduced Jenna to Julia Parton. She eventually started dating a friend of Jack's named Lester. She had a child with him before he left her. She got out of the industry and the last time Jenna saw her she was working as a waitress in a Las Vegas Casino.

Preacher

The man who raised Jack. He was a hardcore biker that ran a right wing German biker gang when Jack was young. He tried to rape Jenna while she was dating Jack. Jenna also suspected that he ordered the bombing of Jack's tattoo shop and the death of Vanessa.

Suze Randall

Highly acclaimed photographer of adult models that helped many women, including Jenna Jameson, get their start in the adult entertainment industry.

Sadie

Preacher's wife that left him when he fell in love with Opal. She was the mother of Vanessa.

Steven St. Croix

Male adult film industry star. He befriended Jenna and eventually started dating her, but ridiculed her when she started thinking of herself as a star. Jenna left him.

Nikki Tyler

Worked with Jenna on her first shoots with Suze Randall and became one of her best friends. Jenna lived with Nikki for a while after she recovered from her addiction to methamphetamine. She and Nikki stopped talking when Jenna decided to do films. She dated Lyle Danger for a while, but Jenna helped her get away from him when they started talking again, and ended up on an alcohol-Vicodin tour of strip clubs. They stopped speaking again for a while after the tour. Nikki ended up moving to a town where no one knew her or her past, got married and had a daughter.

Vanessa

Preacher's daughter, Jack's cousin. She took a job at the Crazy Horse Too as a stripper and befriended Jenna. She taught Jenna all the things she needed to know to make money as a stripper. She was found by Jenna and another girl, hanging from her shower door. Her death was ruled suicide, but Jenna always thought Preacher had killed her.

Victor

Jenna's first puppy love. He introduced her to oral sex, but broke up with her when she would not have intercourse with him.

Vinnie

Manager of the Crazy Horse Too. He gave Jenna her start as a stripper.

Randy West

Producer of the Up and Cummers video series and Jenna's first male partner in a porn movie.

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